Batman V Superman R-Rated Ultimate Edition Details Revealed


Fans are champing at the bit to see the two comic book titans clash in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, however, they'll have to wait until the R-rated "Ultimate Edition" is released on Blu-ray to see the especially brutal sequences. Apparently, director Zack Snyder, who is no stranger to R-rated content in comic book movies (300, Watchmen), pushed the envelope of Superman and Batman's knock-down, drag-out fight scenes.

BvS might sound crowded, but it actually got smaller as time went on—the PG-13 movie's two-hour, 31-minute run time will expand for home video with an R-rated "Ultimate Edition." The longer version will include even more brutal fight scenes, and some new characters, including a secret one played by Jena Malone, who was cut from the theatrical release. That illustrates the push and pull of trying to foreshadow so many future stories. Sometimes you throw in too much and need to pull back. "You have to get each individual movie right, and that's been our focus," says Warner Bros. executive Greg Silverman, one of the main architects of the DC slate. "Every movie has to be treated as if it's the only movie—while you're falling in love with how they're all going to connect." - EW

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In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.